The Diocese of Grand Rapids supports and strengthens those who evangelize and accompany young people as they encounter and follow Jesus Christ as missionary disciples.

The Office for Youth and Young Adult Ministries does this by:

  • Forming, equipping, and supporting parish, school, and organizational leaders in their ministry with young people and their families.
  • Modeling and fostering a ministry of accompaniment among young people of all cultures, languages, socioeconomic and geographic realities.
  • Partnering with parents to support families of young people as they witness to Jesus Christ in their daily lives.

Middle School (Grades 6th-8th)


High School (Grades 9th-12th)

Volunteers (Leaders and Parents)

Child and Youth Protection

The Diocese of Grand Rapids is committed to protecting children and adults from harm. Our safe environment program aims to prevent sexual abuse within our community and to help heal the wounds of past victims. In compliance with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) Charter for the Protection of Children & Young People, the Diocese of Grand Rapids has established policies and procedures for all adults involved in youth ministry in an effort to maintain safety for all children and young people.